Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Itty, Bitty Spider...

My son and I found this spider in, of all places, a wading pool full of water. She was waiting, on the underside of a large leaf, to make a meal out of the plethora of tadpoles that were frolicking about in the cool Fall water. After we accidentally disturbed her, she came around to the top of the leaf. This photo was taken with my Nikon E5700 -- on macro, about 1.5" from the spider's head. Make sure you look at the full-size image. It is fascinating!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Pink Flowers

Spring is one of the worst times of the year for me. Well, that's not entirely accurate. Spring is the worst time of the year for my allergies. Personally, I love Spring and Fall more than any other time of the year. Spring is the time I am reminded of God's love and the renewal He gives through His infinite grace and mercy.
This blossoming pink flower is a good example of the new growth of Spring. The photo was taken among the azalea bushes in the "back yard" of the office where I work. BTW, it took approximately 10 minutes to take 7-8 pictures AND completely clog my nose with allergies. ARGH!